Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8
From Saint Arnold – It was brewed with 2-Row, Biscuit, Dark Crystal, Amber, Peated, Caramunich and Wheat malt. It is hopped early with Hallertau Tradition and late with Hallertau Hersbrucker. We fermented DR8 with a traditional Scotch Ale yeast. It is unfiltered. Enjoy at 45°F or warmer. This beer was inspired by Phillip Kaufman’s winning entry in the 2009 Big Batch Brew Bash.
Saint Arnold Brewing – Divine Reserve #8 – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 9.3% abv. From online trade.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a white pin striped ring around the top.
Aroma: Slight oxidation, peaty malt, figs, caramelized raisins, a whiff of a bag of chocolate chips and a little bit of booze.
Taste: Chocolate covered coconut, figs, cola,cocoa powder, spicy herbal hops and bread crust.
Mouthfeel: Thick with medium carbonation. Flavors linger well past the sip.
Overall: A magical malty journey. Would have loved to have tried this fresh, but this is amazing with about a year on it.